I reviewed the previous book of the series here: Close to the Bone (Widow’s Island #1) by Kendra Elliot and once again I have the same problem I had with the previous tale. They are too short for consumption. I wish both stories had come as one edition instead of two separate novellas.
With two separate books, it so happens that basic information need to be repeated in order to keep a person who either forgot or never read the previous book. This takes precious words away from events describing encounters with our interesting lead characters. We hardly get time to digest what the problems (both personal and professional) are and how they are going to work towards the resolution. Tessa is having trouble coming to terms with her mother’s illness when the second dead body in so many months turns up. They start to dissect the case (they being Tessa and Logan) and they do not really find the solution as much as stumble on it. It is fast paced, and has all the required atmosphere. The reason I give it lower stars is not because I did not like them but as mentioned before I wanted to see more of the people and their interaction! Has this happened to you? There are very few books that I have felt this way about.
I did not get into the groove of listening to some other books that I listed on my last KU list at Iron Garland (Harbinger #3) by Jeff Wheeler. I then ruthlessly changed my list. It now looks like this: